The Bugle Pattern and Principle

Pattern and Principle
Bishop Bart Pierce
August 13, 2017

I spend one portion of everyday, either praying for, contemplating, meditating, or thinking on some aspect of the church. Every single day. It’s because it’s the world that I live in. One of the things that is consistent about our church is broken into two words. The first word is pattern and the second is principle. These two words are significant and very important. Pattern and principle. Two valuable points. Why am I saying that? Because, that’s how this church has formulated its effort, its belief system, and its operation system. Everything that we are is about these two words: pattern and principle.

There have been so many prophecies that have come to this church over the last 34 years. It seems like some of them have been repeated over and over. When the Lord says, “Remember this” or when he says, “Truly, truly”, what he’s saying is, “Hey! Hey! I’d like to talk to you. So, listen!” Prophecy has consistently been repeated, and in the words of prophecy that have come, the word pattern and the word principle have been spoken over and over, again. I tell you that because we are in this place where God wants to do some things – in the church, in the nation, and in all that’s going on. There are all these fears and threats, but in the midst of it, God is in the middle of it.

I see on the news where the Democrats are so upset because they caught a picture of President Trump being prayed for in the Oval Office of the White House. A bunch of preachers, some of which I know personally, had their hands on the President. They said, “No one should put their hands on the President!” That’s true, unless you’re anointed! And, they don’t know what to do with that. Why would this crazy man that tweets all the time have people praying? Well, when you’re different, you’ve got to have a lot of prayer. I need a lot of prayer because I’m different. I’m not like everybody and I don’t want to be like everybody.

This church is a pattern church that operates with principles. All of life is based on principles and following patterns. Patterns are ways in which the universe operates. Seedtime and harvest is a pattern. It is duplicated and repeats itself. It’s found to be exactly like the original plan. You and I are creatures created in the exact image (pattern) of God. God didn’t have an alternative or duplicate pattern. He had the original pattern. So, we are of the original cut and like the original source. When I let Jesus in my life, I got the original. When I got the Holy Ghost, I got the original one.

We’ll continue on Friday. Have a great week!


Power of Prayer
He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.
– Psalm 107:20

I praise You, Jesus. I exalt and thank You that You are my Healer. Thank You for dying for me on the cross, for bearing the consequences of my sin in Your body. You are greater than anything I face or suffer, and I thank You that in Your name I can find healing. Your power is unlimited. I know that if You heal me, I will be healed completely. Thank You that You will rise up with healing for those who fear Your name (Malachi 4:2). Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, until these calamities have passed by (Psalm 57:1).


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